ENGLEWOOD, COLO., February 16, 2009 â€“ Jeppesen Marine, the navigation experts in marine electronic chart technology, announced today plans to add more than 2,000 photos to its C-Map MAX electronic chart database.
â€œThe addition of photos is just one example of our process to keep information updated,â€ said Michelle Buckalew, Jeppesen Marine senior marketing manager. â€œIn addition to being interesting to look at, the photos enhance navigation for boaters by showing aerial views of shorelines, navigational landmarks, aids, hazards and even detailed marina dock layouts. The pictures are especially helpful when boaters are approaching an unfamiliar area or cruising at night.â€
The new images will be available in Jeppesen Marineâ€™s spring update, which releases in April. In addition to the expanded photo library, the spring release will contain tens of thousands of â€œNotice to Marinersâ€ corrections, such as buoy changes, lane marker changes and many other data changes, making Jeppesen Marine charts the most up-to-date in the industry.
â€œOur goal is to continue enhancing navigation safety and convenience by offering the industryâ€™s most complete range of value-added features in addition to accurate and detailed electronic charts,â€ said James Detar, director of Jeppesen Marineâ€™s Light Marine division.
To receive all the updates included in the spring release, Jeppesen Marine customers with a C-Map card can purchase the latest release from their local marine dealer. Or, customers who belong to Club Jeppesen Marine will automatically receive an updated card. For more information on joining Club Jeppesen Marine or to find a local dealer, customers can visit www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine <http://www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine> <http://www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine> .
Jeppesen Marine is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen Marine offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to serve markets from inland and coastal navigation to todayâ€™s safety-conscious commercial shipping industry. Jeppesen Marine is chartered with the same underlying values that launched Jeppesen in 1934 â€“ improving safety and efficiency through innovative navigation solutions.
For 75 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers essential information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air, sea and rail operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jeppesen corporate information is available online at www.jeppesen.com <http://www.jeppesen.com> <http://www.jeppesen.com> .
Contact Jeppesen Marine at 1-800-424-2627 or outside of North America call +39 0585 79471. Online visit www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine <http://www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine> <http://www.jeppesen.com/lightmarine>